Facebook has suspended three video-centric pages run by Maffick Media, a company mostly owned by Ruptly, a subsidiary of the state-run RT (formerly Russia Today) network, CNN reported on Friday.
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The ominous cloud of doom surrounding the ongoing US investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US federal elections got a little darker on Wednesday, with Russian state communications agency Roskomnadzor allegedly threatening retaliation against Google for suggesting it could lower government-funded outlets RT and Sputnik in search rankings.
The Moscow Times has a fascinating look at the Russian media outlet RT, formerly known as Russia Today. The Kremlin-funded operation is highly secretive, thanks to non-disclosure agreements that employees are forced to sign, but the Moscow Times was able to get a peek at how the RT sausage gets made.
In a surprise move, RT (formerly known as Russia Today) was temporarily banned from posting articles, photos and videos to Facebook. The ban was instituted yesterday after RT allegedly ran a pirated stream of Obama's last press conference. The ban was scheduled to be lifted at 6:35AM AEDT on Sunday, the day after Trump's inauguration. Facebook lifted the ban at around 6:35AM this morning, after around 20 hours.